Meaning of “affected” in the English Dictionary

"affected" in British English

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affectedadjective

uk /əˈfek.tɪd/ us /əˈfek.tɪd/ disapproving

(Definition of “affected” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"affected" in American English

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affectedadjective

us /əˈfek·tɪd/

artificial and not sincere:

He has a very affected style of writing.

(Definition of “affected” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)